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News and Annoucements

May 4, 2016

University of the Pacific students testify at Senate Budget Subcommittee hearing

On April 28 AICCU testified at the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance hearing on the California Student Aid Commission budget to raise the issue of the 11.3% cut to the Cal Grant award for new students attending ICCU institutions. The award is set to decrease in the 2017-18 budget year. Thank you to students from the University of the Pacific who took the time from their studies to testify, and thank you to representatives from the University of Southern California, the Campaign for College Opportunity, and the California Chamber of Commerce for being at the hearing and supporting the 28,000 ICCU Cal Grant students.

April 5, 2016

Save the Date – 2016 Better Together: California Teacher Summit

The second annual 2016 Better Together: California Teachers Summit is July 29, 2016! A free statewide day of learning and sharing innovative strategies by teachers, for teachers, the California Teachers Summit brings together thousands of teachers and educators to improve education throughout the state. The event, which launched in 2015, featured nationally renowned keynote speakers, educational sharing sessions with passionate teachers, and quickly created a buzz which has sustained throughout the year!
The summit will be hosted throughout several California colleges and universities, including many AICCU member institutions. AICCU is proud to once again partner with the California State University and New Teacher Center in providing a platform for teachers across California.

March 21, 2016

Executive Committee Announcement

AICCU is proud to announce the addition of new executive committee members John Jackson and Heather Knight. Jackson and Knight join AICCU’s dedicated group of well-respected and influential representatives from many of California’s leading universities.
Having served as President of William Jessup University since 2011, Jackson’s leadership and organization skills have led to him collaborating with high impact churches and leaders in national and global settings.
Knight has been a leader in higher education for more than 20 years. As president of Pacific Union College, Knight has utilized her passion, energy and insight to personally embrace ideas and platforms which have greatly aided the growth and advancement of the university.
AICCU highly anticipates the excellent va …

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